Like I mentioned last week, our garden is doing great and I have zucchini & squash coming out my ears! I have been looking for ideas for recipes that include zucchini & squash and a reader mentioned zucchini boats. Great idea! I decided to do my own spin on them. They were delicious!
And, if you are looking for a low carb alternative, this is for you!
Here is what you need:
- 1 lb of Ground Turkey (I use Jenni-O brand)
- 4 or 5 zucchini or squash
- 1 jar of pasta sauce
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 Tablespoon of Minced Garlic
- 1 Tablespoon of Italian Seasoning
- Mozzerella Cheese
Take your ground turkey & sprinkle it with the minced garlic & Italian Seasoning
Get it all cooked up & drain the fat (there won't be much fat at all)
Once your meat is cooked, add the jar of pasta sauce & diced tomatoes to the pan:
Let your sauce simmer on low for 15-20 minutes:
While your sauce is simmering, it's time to cut up your zucchini & squash.
Slice them the long way, like so:
Then scoop out the insides:
Lay them on a cookie sheet (I also use parchment paper or my Silpat). I use a cookie sheet that has edges so they don't roll off!
Fill each "boat" with sauce:
Sprinkle some Parmeasan on them:
Then cover them with Mozzeralla cheese:
Now they are ready to go in the oven!
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes
This makes enough sauce to make 14 zucchini/squash boats.
I made 8 last week & then froze the sauce and made more this week.
I originally made these so that I could have them for lunches. I wasn't sure if Kevin like them.
He tried one with dinner and LOVED them!
These were seriously SO good.
I am so excited to have another recipe that uses zucchini or squash!
And, if you are looking for a low carb meal, these are perfect.
I am a carb junkie, but I really loved them.
2 of them were super filling!